Re: Another take on the Original Enterprise...
Cary L. Brown wrote:
Which is just fine if you don't call it "impulse." Because the word "impulse" is a real, technical term with a real, established meaning.
If someone really wanted to use a magic non-Newtonian drive, they could retcon impulse to an acronym, like how Phaser was meant to be a portmanteau of "phased" and "laser" and got retconned to PHASed Energy Rectification.
"I've eaten breakfast cereals tougher than you! For reference, they were the ones with little marshmellows in them."